Never mind the web site - they need to post them to the shops!
2942 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Never mind the web site - they need to post them to the shops!
the expression "Missed the boat" keeps flooding my mind. I wonder why?
I do hope the British public has a rush of common sense over this. Just DON'T DO IT boys & girls.
I really don't understand this continual bleating that WP7 is a new entrant to the market, so should be cut some slack. IOS and Android were new entrants. WP7 is just a successor product to an existing product, and should surely be AT LEAST as successful as that, given that M$ have a decade's head start over the opposition.
I'm sorry, but if it brays like a donkey and has ears like a donkey and kicks like a donkey and has donkeys for parents, it sure as hell ain't a racehorse.
And, in Gartner mode myself, I predict that in 2014 MicroNokia will have 5% of smartphone sales, and less than 25% of dumbphone sales. And in 2016 Redmond will shut down or sell the corpse of Nokia to Samsung.
I don't doubt it. But acceleration can have either a + sign or a -sign.
... on some football fans & a few shots of goals, or on Me & a test match (can you stay in a scanner for 5 days?) or or or
I bet its universal.
Mmmm, Stilton cheese - quick check my brainwaves!
Once again, people trying to sell us what they want to make, not make something we want to buy.
ah, right. NOW I might by an iThing.
You should always assume the blackhats are reading yer stuff. Then you can manipulate them, rather than the other way round.
> withdrawal of Iran's authority to possess fissionable materials
I'm not sure Armadinijad will care very much.
> it should have consequences
Like the present method of trade embargo? Oh yes, they have oil, don't they?
Are they copying UbontuOne?
Oh no! maybe Cannonical is secretly evil now!
"Apple leases data centre instead of building from scratch"
In other news, Cupertino management buy toilet bowls from builder's merchant instead of making them from raw clay, and they get an electricity feed from a power company instead of hollowing out a mountain to build a geothermal power station.
Microsoft are moving from annoying (very annoying) to dangerous now.
Are there no orbital weapons that need testing?
Enlarging railway tunnels so we can use continental loading gauge double deck trains?
the UKanian response to be different.
Quoting a civil rights web site
"Previously, fingerprints and DNA samples taken would have to be destroyed in the event of the person being acquitted, or if the charges were dropped or not pursued. Following amendments to PACE by the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, the police now have powers to retain fingerprints and DNA samples lawfully taken from any person - regardless of whether or not they are subsequently convicted of an offence."
PACE=Police And Criminal Evidence act. Had Mugabwe passed it there would have been howls.
Of course, he won't have 1.48 million dollars.
We had one in the last site office I used to use.
We printed about 30 black/white pages per day, and perhaps one colour. It used to run out of yellow ink twice a week.
Didn't St Alan prove that any programmable could be made to emulate any other?
(could != should)
I agree with the existing comments: HP is going senile.
But after the reluctant, foot-shuffling, deceitful way Dell handled their desktop Linux options I am reluctant ever to deal with them ever again. They do give the impression of being worked by strings from Redmond.
The comparison really is of a Chrysler Neon and a Chevrolet Blazer. I want an Alfa Brera, or a VW Scirocco
how do we know that communists in Northern Italy (say) have neighbours with PLT?
Can you really patent the idea of people paying when you sell them something?
That'll be Tesco buggered then.
biggest yawn yet.
You've got to grow a pair. You need to speculate to accumulate.
Stop selling meeee-toooo laptops & dull desktops. You own some very clever technologies, get them out there. You can't lead by copying.
WebOs - where are the products? Come good on your promises & ship it in every PC. Where are the tablets? Come to that, the phones are pretty rare too.
Printers - stop selling winprint ink fountains, that come with bloatware drivers. Where is the nextgen PCL that would let windows, unix, mac, talk to printers & all enjoy resolution enhancement? interpolated scanning? How about some real innovation? perhaps a coating head that would allow high-quality photos to be inserted into pages? How about printing photos at the same speed as text?
*nix - if anyone can ship non-windows computers, you can
Instruments - what happened to oscilloscopes, RF test gear, data loggers? What about a can-bus interface in every laptop? firewire based data acquisition? zigbee in laptops?
Displays - what about a desktop size retina display? Daylight projectors? Interactive walls?
Innovation - voice & gesture control, dab radio in laptops, pervasive domestic networking with transparent data shadowing? install an application on one HP and it appears on all? domestic and office terminal server systems with zero setup? (homecloud?)
Just make a splash with the webOS tablet, ok?
If it's ticking, you have to runnnnnnnn awayyyyyyyyyyyy
Obviously written by someone who doesn't have a cat.
The late lamented PCW magazine some 20 years ago postulated a computer for the millenium which was quite like an ipad, except the touch screen would have "negative rheaology" surfaces to provide tactile feedback. And you would be able to fold it in half to pocket it.
They didn't do a bad job of precticting things, even if it has take 10 years longer. Perhaps "negative rheaology" might come along soon too.
-- but I don't suppose it is as good an idea as it sounds
As you say. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS here. The package manager gices a choice of 3.0 and 3.5.
I'm running Nomoroka 3.6.18 here, somehow. But not from the official depositories.
Since I am unlikely ever to go to a football match except as dissosciated atoms long after my death, probably not.
Would they do this for a performance of Lohengrin ? I might be in bother then.
Once we know the names, we could calculate the total IQ. I wonder if it would get into treble figures?
I'd have thought that in this context 'porn' would be copies of "Guns & Ammo".
What on earth is taking HP so long?
They had an W7 tablet ready last year - they could have smudged Webos onto that, pumped it out cheap before christmas & called it a "Technology demonstrator". But here we are nearly a year after the purchase with nowt to show for it. Nowt.
I'll not wait forever, HP. Get on with it!
>They'll be like your best friend, but give you oral sex at the same time.
How can someone who gives you Oral Sex /not/ be your best friend?
Oh, "Bundler". Sorry.
For years PeeCees cost a thousand quid 'cos thats how much shops wanted to take off folks. Now its Tellies. Snag is, there's nothing on the box so worth watching as to justify paying that much.
I think I'll walk my dog instead. (Hmm. a thousand quid will buy a whole bunch of dried dogfood. If I don't buy this tv I could afford a third dog...)
Now how about the damage done to various halfwit neighbours when their kids downloaded mal-ware loaded copies of Limewire?
or vmy sanity trying to clean it up?
does this mean MOD staff will be leaving these on trains instead of laptops?
I might have fallen for a fiver a month, wihthout calculating that to be 60 quid a year.
But 28 x 12 of anyone's currency is too much for very little.
There are a variety of dev boards for pic, depending what your interests are. You could start with:
Also have a look at
You do realise that you are taking silliness to an extreme, don't you, Lester?
But it's Friday so that is absolutely fine.
"159.2 million in 2015, the research firm said", befiore asking if there was anyone here called Arthur.
How many times do we have to debunk these charlatans?
Keep it up, indeed,
Oh, hang on...
Is a witness report by someone not part of the team a "leak"?
I don't think so.
My first experience if google docs. Don't think there will be another. I never got to row 117.
I'm a very satisfied openSuse user too, although I have Ubuntu as well. There has been something of a see-saw in my affections. But I am now regretting choosing Ubuntu 10.04LTS as my server OS, since there are long-standing unfixed bugs on important (to me) parts of it:
perhaps it is time to investigate centOS ?
Does no-one test anything any more? I don't understand how exponential consumption of finite resources can even happen? Did the code not have any form of load limiting?
When I was in mainframe land one of our 6-monthly jobs used to be to test the disaster recovery plan. We took the weekly tapes to the place that would hire us an IBM in a trailer, and timed how long it took to configure the hired gear (following an already prepared checklist), load the tapes, and run 1000 terminal-based transactions. Part of my job was to measure the current drain from the generator while we did that, and the fuel consumption.
Any new system installed, hardware or software, was given a resilience test. We would turn bits of it off and make a timed log of what failures occurred when, and what the consequences were. At weekends during the year we would repeat those failures on the production system and ensure there were no significant deviations in the timing or propagation. We would look for failure to centrally diagnose or report failures, and any such 'hole' had to be demonstrably fixed within a month. (even if this sometimes meant another red lamp over the operator's console and a long cable)
Every single bit of kit deployed had a failure policy, ranging from warranty and maintenance contracts to a minimum of two ways to continue production without it. We used to test the users, too, to make sure they knew how to find the failure policy and use the alternatives.
Managers have to lean that difficult != unnecessary, and that expensive != unnecessary.